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  • image SM 54/2/18

Reference number

SM 54/2/18


[54] Finished drawing for the side of a Gothic version of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied 7 May 1824


Elevation of the side of a nine-bay church. All the essential details are the same as SM 54/2/17 with the exception of the following: the second and eighth bays are canted bows with smaller pointed arch windows in the sides. These are separated by framing buttresses with bulb finials reaching above the level of the crenellated wall. The clock-face also shows the hour and minute hand


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


Design for a Church to be erected in the Eastern division of the Parish of St. Marylebone.

Signed and dated

  • 1824
    CJR / Lincolns Inn Fields / Copied May 7th- 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Payne’s grey and orange within a double-ruled border and pricked for transfer on wove paper (745 x 541)


Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
Initialed by Richardson and the letter forms conform to his, such as the D and the C and h


This design is a slight variation in that Soane perceived the tower as being a single tier. He initially see SM 54/2/17 as being single tier too, but a later second tier to the tower is put in pencil, and is in the front elevation (SM 54/2/16). In the Royal Academy Lecture drawing for the same year (SM 15/4/8) and Royal Academy Summer Exhibition watercolour of 1825 (SM P259), both by Joseph Michael Gandy (1771-1843), a second tier is present.



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